The 4A's is excited to celebrate the sixth anniversary of The Face of Talent, the industry's premier event to celebrate and engage top diverse talent, with you this August.

The Face of Talent was established in 2011 as a catalyst for agency leaders, and their clients, to demonstrate their commitment to two of the most important issues facing our industry—Talent and Diversity. The multi-day symposium, including the Diversity Leadership Luncheon, attracts over 750 advertising and marketing executives. This series of events is designed to celebrate and showcase over 140 talented diverse college seniors and graduates that comprise the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and 4A’s Foundation Scholars.


The Face of Talent also serves as a community-building platform to inspire and retain more than 2,800 MAIP alumni and nearly 400 4A’s Foundation Scholars, who continue to advocate and champion diversity in advertising.

To view highlights from 2015, please click HERE.

Diversity Leadership Luncheon

The Diversity Leadership Luncheon hosts over 400 MAIP fellows, alumni, and industry executives who gather to welcome, acknowledge, award and engage the new face of talent into our industry. It provides an optimal platform to recognize those individuals and agencies committed to diversity, as well as honor rising stars from #MAIP2017

Click HERE to register today.




583 Park Avenue

583 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065


August 8, 2017

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Program: 12:45 – 3:00 pm


$350 - Non-members
$300 - 4A's members
$150 - MAIP Alumni

Diversity Career Fair & MAIP Greenhouse

With approximately 55% the #MAIP2017 fellows ready to hire (116 total), the annual Diversity Career Fair & MAIP Greenhouse are prime opportunities to recruit fresh talent for your agency. New for 2017, MAIP Greenhouse offers Fellows in the creative department a portfolio review like environment to showcase their talents to creative recruiters.

In addition to hiring directly from the #MAIP2017 class, participating agencies can leverage their brand exposure as rising seniors return to their campuses and share their MAIP experience with their peers.

Click HERE to register today.


Convene 237 Park Ave 

237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017


August 7

1 – 4 pm


$800*  Non 4A’s Members not hosting a MAIP Fellow
$700*  4A’s members not hosting a MAIP Fellow
$700*  Non 4A’s members hosting a MAIP Fellow
$600* – 4A’s members hosting a MAIP Fellow
$500* – Current 4A’s Foundation Schools
$500* – MAIP Greenhouse (Everyone)

* All prices are for two (2) recruiters and include two (2) tickets to the Society of Excellence Evening Reception on 8/7 at Hudson Terrace (7-10 pm EST).

Registered career fair participants can purchase two tickets to the Diversity Luncheon for $300. 

Society of Excellence Reception

At the Society of Excellence Reception, the industry will recognize and celebrate top diverse talent. Through the 2017 MAIPers to Watch, the 7th annual Bill Sharp Award and the Paragon Award, high achieving professionals from advertising, media and beyond will be honored while newly graduated MAIP fellows, industry executives and MAIP Alumni reflect on the day, share ideas, and network.


Hudson Terrace

(621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036)


August 7

7-10 pm


$50^ - non-MAIP Alum
$25^ - MAIP Alum

^ A portion of your ticket price will go towards the MAIP Alumni Fund (Part of the 4A's Foundation)

Program Book Advertising

$1000 - Full Page Color Ad
$750 - Full Page Black & White Ad
$500 - Half Page Color Ad
$250 - Half Page Black & White Ad

Ad submission deadline is July 1, 2017. Ad specs HERE.

Contact Carl Desir - - to purchase an ad. 



Carl Desir -

Reema Elghossain -

Jennifer Falik Rains -


To view a list of neighborhood hotels please visit 583 Park Avenue's website HERE



The Face of Talent has development events all week for the current MAIP Fellows class and Alumni. Click HERE to view a more detailed schedule of the week.


PROGRAMMING: Keesha Jean-Baptiste at

PARTNERSHIPS: Reema Elghossain at

Registration/Logistics: Melissa Belfiore at

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